I didn’t think there were going to be many pictures this week as the garden is moving towards late summer, but I ended up with a good amount of new things.
The irises that I divided and transplanted last week have started to put on new growth. They all look like this:
It’s almost as if they are giving me the finger because I ripped them out of the ground 😀
New bloom this week is an heirloom lily:
I thought these were going to be taller. They are about 2 feet tall. Maybe they will get tall next year as this is the first flowering year for these from the bulbs I planted last fall.
The passion flower is putting out all kinds of buds now.
The blooms only stay open for one day so you have to catch them fast to take a picture. The flowers look a little different than they did last year. There was more green to them, I think. Still pretty neat, though.
Potted plant in the back:
For the life of me I can’t remember what it is. It’s some sort of annual.
A bit more of the butterfly weed blooming. This sent out a second flush of blooms:
The last few days there has been a zebra swallowtail coming around. He looooves this flower.
We’ve definitely seen more butterflies than last year. Yay!
Again, an outlier color from the salmon. John mentioned this was pretty much in the middle of the path through the garden. Well, yes it is since I spilled the seed packet when planting. Ooops.
My black knight butterfly bush is still pretty small, but it’s flowering:
I moved it last year and I think it will just take another year for it to be established. I hope.
Lots of Black-eyed Susan:
You know summer is nearing the end when these are blooming around here.
Another sign of approaching fall is the Autumn Joy sedum:
You can just see a hint of color on the bud tips.
I mentioned a couple weeks ago about how the hydrangea tree was looking great and hadn’t flopped over. Well, we had hard rains and there it went:
These blooms are enormous and heavy:
I swear it almost weighs a pound. That’s why the branches flop since the flowers are already heavy and then when they get water logged, it’s just too much to support.
This bush has responded so well to severe pruning the last 2 years. I’m going to keep doing that in late winter from now on.
We have a beautiful weekend coming up. Those of you in the Gulf area stay safe from Harvey!